First, some good news: I’ve finished my latest novel, The Quest, and it will be published September 17 by Center Street. will also be available as an e-book, and in audio narrated by Scott Brick. You can check it out online and pre-order now if you’d like.
Also, you can read the first two chapters of The Quest (for free) by clicking here.
What is The Quest about? It is about 460 pages long. Actually, it is about a search for the Holy Grail, set in Ethiopia during the Marxist revolution of 1974. Action, adventure, love, war, and sex. Think Indiana Jones meets Doctor Zhivago.
Also some good news on the movie front: we’re close to a deal to make Plum Island into a TV series. The screenplay is being written by Ron Bass who is one of the best writers in the business, and Aaron Eckhart is interested in playing John Corey. More on this when the deal is finalized. Meanwhile, if you haven’t read Plum Island, this a good time to do that. It’s a great summer read.
I’m now beginning work on the next John Corey book. So far I have no title, no plot, no setting, and no cast of characters. But I’m making good progress.
I’ve seen the TV documentary about the crash of TWA Flight 800, and I found it interesting. I don’t agree with all of it, but the documentary makes a good case that the TWA Flight 800 crash was not the result of a mechanical malfunction, which was the offical conclusion. This TV documentary concludes that the Boeing 747 with 230 people on board was brought down by a missile. So if you haven’t read Night Fall or would like to read it again, this is a good time to do it and see if my novel and the documentary share the same theories.
I’m doing a publicity tour for The Quest and I’ll be posting my appearances on my website. Hope to see you at one of these events which are in the process of being scheduled.
Also, my last book, The Panther, which was published in October last year, is available on August 6 as a trade paperback. If you haven’t read The Panther, this is a good format at a great price, and suitable for the beach, the pool, or the backyard.
The National Security Agency informs me that not only are people buying my books this summer, but they are also talking about them on their cell phones and landlines, and writing about them on the Internet. Thanks to all of you — and we know who you are — who’ve made my books part of your summer.
Have a great August and Labor Day weekend.
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